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School Safety Law News for 5/1/12

California educators once fought cell phones at school. Now they are using cell phones in the classroom, as a way to solicit comments and feedback from every student in attendance.  Bully, the documentary, released in movie theaters last month, features…

School Safety Law News for 4/30/12

 A Texas student was arrested after rumors spread that he had a gun in his waistband, even though police found no weapon on him. The student refused to cooperate when questioned, and now faces a misdemeanor charge and a third…

School Safety Law News for 4/27/12

Indiana ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Griffith Public Schools claiming it violated the teenagers’ First Amendment Rights when it expelled the girls for the comments made on Facebook. As educators increasingly grapple with legal-but-dangerous synthetic marijuana use, a Florida school board…

School Safety Law News for 4/26/12

A school is not liable for the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl, even though the man who harmed her checked her out of school six different times without authorization, according to a ruling by the full Fifth Circuit Court…

School Safety Law News for 4/25/12

Educators in Gaylord, Michigan explain what their safety procedures are and why they have made no security changes since the recent Chardon shooting. Michigan Crime Stoppers wants to make it safe for students to give tips to educators, because students…

School Safety Law News for 4/24/12

 After a high school student was arrested for an online threat, parents want to know if the student is back in school. The board of education chair, citing privacy law concerns, referred the question to the district attorney. In a…

School Safety Law News for 4/23/12

One year after New Jersey passed its tougher anti-bullying law, educators discuss why the law is challenging to carry out, in addition to describing the benefits they see. TIME reports on the Maryland student who posted a plea for help…

School Safety Law News for 4/20/12

 Educators can suspend students for making a “wish” to blow up the school, according to the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The suspended student was a ten-year-old completing a science assignment in crayon. Students want more discipline at a…

School Safety Law News for 4/19/12

 Every fifth grade student gets a Droid Incredible phone. That is the new policy in Katy, Texas, where educators are counting on a simple approach to control student cell phone use: the phones can access the campus WiFi network, but…

School Safety Law News for 4/18/12

California police and educators “don’t care to tolerate any kind of weapons on campus,” whether real or fake, and are reinforcing this message after a seventh grade girl brought a BB gun to school. She discussed using it to hurt…